Jewelry is my passion that was literally learned at my father's knee. I have been an artist all my life, primarily specializing in portraits and acrylic paintings. My father has been a silversmith for the last 50 years of his life and I grew up around the art of jewelry desoigning. I acquired my appreciation and love of stones from him. To this day, he cuts and polishes most of the stones that are used in my designs. Since his teaching me the ways of a silversmith, I have attended specialized workshops with some of the masters of the jewelry world. I will be attending more this year as I feel it is important to always be enhancing one's knowledge and skills.
I am best known for my work in silver with reticulation and granulation. These are very old techniques that are not used much now as they are very time consuming and delicate. I spend January in Arizona at Quartzsite, whish is one of the largest gem and mineral shows in the world. My father has participated for the last 30 years. I have pawed through mountains of rough stone for new patterns, then on to Tucson in search of more new stones and back to Dad's studio where we cut and polish our finds.
I have participated in many top level art shows on the East Coast such as: Rosesquared, Peter's Valley, Princeton, Morristown, Haddonfield, Chester, New Paltz, Old Deerfield, Bethlehem, Christkindlmarkt, and many other local shows. For many years, I have spentmy winters in Arizona. Since my move to Tucson, I have participated in the Tubac Art Show, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Sedona, St Phillips, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke, La Encantada, Patagonia and many more in the South West to build my business here. My work is represented in the Art House Centro in The Old Town Artisans in Tucson, AZ.
In the gallery are examples of my work which and all one of a kind designs. To see my entire line of artisan pieces, please visit one of the many art shows listed on my schedule included in this website.
Custom Design Work - I will do custom work with your design and stone or my design and stone.